We are in the middle of the autumn season with a seasonal calendar the population is calling for vaccination, for example, against flu and lung inflammation to avoid this typical winter illness.
And, until In the world there are more and more cases of diseases that have been overcome, such as measles or rubella For the simple reason that they do not vaccinate, there are some who send out dangerous messages that amplify, based on false information, a very risky tendency to dismiss vaccines.
So far 170 countries have been registered of 112,163 cases of WHO disease. Last year, on the same date, 28,124 cases of measles were recorded in 163 countries. This represents an increase of nearly 300% worldwide. Cases of measles in the world have quadrupled in the first three months of this year, compared to the same period last year, according to VHO, who also pointed out that in Africa the increase was 700%.
In addition, measles cases in the United States reached 839 this week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC for acronym in English).
So far, it has been 6.3 cases on 2019. This figure goes far beyond the highest level ever published in 1994, when there were 963 cases during the year. That's 2.6 per day.
According to the CDC, the current epidemic has occurred in non-vaccinated individuals who have been infected abroad and returned to the country, where it can spread when a community with a large number of people without vaccination comes in.
These cases are associated with people who have received measles from other countries such as Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines, where there are major epidemics of the disease.
"Spots are one of the most infectious diseases in the world, with the potential to be extremely serious. In 2017, the last year for which estimates were available, caused nearly 110,000 deaths. Even in high-income countries, complications lead to hospitalization in more than a quarter of cases and can lead to lifelong disability, from damage to the brain and blindness to hearing loss, "warns VHO.
Too, Early in May, a rubeole case was confirmed in the province of Cordoba, in a 27-year-old man who was in China. Argentina has managed to eliminate the circulation of rubella virus due to systematic vaccination actions, but when there is no sustained vaccination, the disease finds a suitable place for spreading.
This is due to the irresponsible action of people who are part of anti-vaccination movements, which call into question the vaccination, despite the fact that It is the safest practice for human health after the application of drinking water in order to prevent millions of deaths worldwide.
In the XXI century, the subject still shares water in science and public opinion: On the one hand, those who claim that the movement must be refused to not reinforce it; on the other, those who say that it's time to fight it to raise awareness.
As recently warned by the World Health Organization (WCO), "Confronting the administration of the vaccine is jeopardizing the progress made in the treatment of preventative diseases by immunization"Today, meVaccines prevent deaths of up to 3 million individuals per year, and if more people would agree with them, another 1.5 million deaths could be avoided.
Consulted bi Infobae Doctor Daniel Stamboulian, An Argentine infectious expert was categorical: "LVaccines are, and after drink water, the most important elements for reducing disease and fatalities"
About the growth of the trend against vaccination around the world, Stambulian said:So-called anti-vaccine groups do not have any scientific support to support them. When there is a vaccine capable of preventing the disease, it is always better to be immunized rather than suffer from an infection. You have to think that if a person who gets ill belongs to a risky group, they can have serious complications and even lose their life.
Vaccine messages found space a few weeks ago on TV, where the screen of one of the most watched channels was the center of criticism for allowing debate about vaccination at the same time with increasing concern about measles and measles cases registered in the country and missing at least nine vaccines of mandatory calendar in six provinces.
"Yes, yes or no?" who followed a debate between Dr. Claudia Santamaria and Carlos Kambourian, director of the hospital Garrahan, on the one hand; and Eduardo Iahbes, one of the promoters of the vaccine movement, on the other.
Now, What circulates by absurd examination of vaccines that accuse them of containing glyphosate. Infobae He thoroughly read a scientific study stating an anonymous message and found that no criticism based on vaccines, but glyphosate as a threat to human health.
Vaccination is one of the major achievements in reducing infant mortality. And that 30 percent of deaths for children under the age of 5 can be prevented by the gesture as easily as if they were given a vaccine.
In December 2018, a new Vaccination Law was adopted, which establishes free access to "vaccination services" with social equity for all stages of life; mandatory nature of vaccine use for all residents; and the prevalence of public health over private interests, among other principles.
Thus, Our national vaccination calendar contains 18 vaccines for all populationswhich should be applied from the first days of life to adulthood, and two more exclusive for people living in risky areas (yellow fever and Argentine hemorrhagic fever).
"Vaccination is everyone's responsibility and goes beyond the scope of health in order to foster access to this tool in society, which is why the population must be able to access vaccines." responsibility, with the leading role of the state in terms of accessibility and access, "explained the doctor Carla Vizzotti, President of the Argentine Society for Vaccine and Epidemiology (SAVE).
"With the vaccination, many infectious diseases such as measles, polio, rubella, tuberculosis and more are avoided." We are in a interconnected world where there are no borders. If Argentina has a good vaccination plan, but border countries do not have it and there is an important mass movement, it's possible that many people are infected with controlled pathologies ", said Marcelo Melo, director of the Clinicas hospital.